Deschampsia


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Deschampsia

 

a genus of perennial grasses of the family Gramineae. The inflorescence is a panicle, and the spikelets have 2-3 flowers. There are about 60 species (up to 100 according to other data) in cold and temperate regions of the northern and southern hemispheres and the mountains of the tropics. About 15 species grow in the USSR. Tufted hair grass (D. caespitosa) is widespread; it is a grass growing in large dense tussocks, frequently forming large thickets in moist and marshy meadows, shrubs, clearings, and the shores of bodies of water; livestock eat the young plants. Wavy hair grass (D. flexuosd) is found primarily in the northern half of the European USSR, chiefly in dry pine groves, meadows, and brush; it is a pasture plant and a valuable feed plant for reindeer.

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En el presente trabajo reportamos por primera vez para la flora peruana la presencia de Deschampsia danthonioides (Trin.
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Population-specific mechanisms have been suggested to occur in cases of copper tolerance in Agrostis capillaris (Nicholls and McNeilly 1982) and zinc tolerance in Deschampsia cespitosa (Von Frenckell-Insam and Hutchinson 1993) and A.
There was an increase in the meadow look and naturalistic forms of planting with lots of ornamental grasses including Briza media and Deschampsia Cespitosa.
Not only molinia and miscanthus but deschampsia, panicum and pennisetum change colour, shifting to a softer palette but adding to the mix their fluffy seed heads.
In total, only three woodland-associated species were observed from all faecal samples: 1) tufted hair-grass Deschampsia cespitosa, a widespread species recorded in a range of habitats, which is shade tolerant and an important element in ancient woodland flora (Peterken 1993, Grime et al.
Or plant among waist-high ornamental grasses such as Deschampsia or Molinia.